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“Hotel FLEXIBLE.” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Arcadia Hotel
Ranked #4 of 28 Hotels in Kottayam
Certificate of Excellence
Chennai, India
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386 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Hotel FLEXIBLE.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2011

A very different type of Hotel. Exteremly flexible like you check out at 8.00 am without complimentry breakfast the rent goes down by Rs 200, dental kit & shaving kit another Rs 100 , Tea maker pay Rs 100 more. Rooms are ok but noisy place.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank yesarar
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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56 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2010

We checked in to the hotel on a sunny afternoon after reaching Kottayam from Thekkady. The hotel is situated in a busy market, thus providing us accessibility to shopping area. The hotel front desk is at the first floor so you will have to climb a few stairs to reach to the reception area. There is also a lot of ground and basement parking area available. The hotel is nicely built and has an appealing architecture. Specially the rooms are comparable to those provided by hotels in western countries. In rooms you can find tea-maker, which we did not find in any other hotel throughout Kerala. Best part of the hotel is swimming pool at the roof top. At 11th floor, you can take a dip into the pool during a warm winter day, giving you all the pleasure.

The restaurants were ok and breakfast served at the 10th floor restaurant was amazing. Specially that we could order fresh Omelette to be served to you.

Overall the experience was good.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ash911
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Ahmedabad, India
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56 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2010

I was impressed by the friendly staff and their polite mannerism. Very nice place to stay. Service was good throughout the hotel, lounge & restaurant. It is centrally located with access to all shopping facility. Great experience and value for your money. Room was clean and had a good bed.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mukeshjshah
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London
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2010

After two weeks of disappointing stays we were delighted to check in at the Arcadia. Had booked through makemytrip at a great price - so much so that the manager on duty double checked our confirmation but honored the price nevertheless.

Opened the door to our room to find it spacious (room for a couch!) and clean. Toilet was sparkling and shower was powerful with plenty of hot water. Mini bar and air con were a great bonus. Roof top pool looked clean but unfortunately we never found the time to go for a swim. Breakfast was included in the price - a nice buffet.

Location was great. Right in the middle of town; opposite the bus station. We caught a taxi to the wharf to catch the public ferry to Alleppey to continue our journey. Wished we had stayed at the Arcadia at bit longer instead.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Pete_and_Ness
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India
Level Contributor
28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2010

The Hotel has got good clean rooms but doesn't have room service. Neither drinking water or Tea is served in the room. The Restaurant is on the 10th Floor and you have to walk up the all way to fetch your morning tea there. I found the hotel staff too rude and inconsiderate.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Tomthom, Owner at Arcadia Hotel, responded to this review, 2 December 2010
Arcadia Hotel is a Three star hotel in Kottayam providing facilities like clean rooms with room service ,complimentary tea/coffee maker and pure drinking water, 3 restaurants, bar, lounge bar, 6 banquet halls, swimming pool on the roof(11th floor) etc. The hotel has two guest lifts with a capacity of 12 passengers and 8 passengers making it easy to travel between -1(cellar floor) to 11th floor.
As per the Management policy, we have reserved 5 budget rooms in our hotel at a rate of Rs 999(23 US$) to make rooms available for budget travelers and budget business people throughout the year. These rooms come with certain conditions like (1)No Room Service, (2)No Complimentary Breakfast, (3)No complimentary Coffee/Tea Maker, (4)Check in 6PM Check Out 10 AM, (5)No reservations(only for walk-in customers).
All other rooms in the hotel enjoy all these facilities. The room rates start from Rs 2200 (49US$) onwards till Rs 5200(116 US$).
Thank You and Hope to serve You soon.
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Additional Information about Arcadia Hotel

Property: Arcadia Hotel
Address: T.B ROAD, Kottayam 686001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kottayam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 28 Hotels in Kottayam
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,321 - ₹ 3,072
Hotel Class:3 star — Arcadia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arcadia, to be precise, the epitome of Kerala’s hospitality has been the pride of Kottayam town since its inception in 1974.Being a fully equipped three star business hotel, Arcadia provides you with a multitude of services that are sure to make your business and leisure trips an overwhelming experience. From gracefully appointed rooms to a baffling range of restaurants; from refined and experienced staff to thoughtfully set conference & banquet halls, Arcadia is all primed to treat you to the best of Kerala. ... more   less 
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